Read about the Department of Communication and Media

About Us

The Department of Communication and Media is a leading centre for the study of how ideas are influenced, expressed and shared.


Through our research we are casting innovative light on many aspects of the discipline, from how mass media influence democracy to how English is evolving as an international language.

Our internationally acclaimed research feeds insights such as these directly into our teaching – and we influence many fields, from politics to entertainment, healthcare to e-business.


Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are taught by our research experts and set the standard for our field.


As an outward-looking department, we maintain exciting, productive partnerships with industry, the arts and key creative venues, in Liverpool, nationally and internationally.

In research or as a student, this is the place to get your voice heard.

Our History

In 2009, Communication and Media launched as a new Department within the School of the Arts, however the roots of the discipline at the University of Liverpool stretch back several decades. Watch the video to find out more. 

The Original Team

Top row of photo from left:

Geoffrey Leytham, Geoff Woodcock, Matthew Smith, Harry Jamieson, Steve Duck, Jon Baggaley, John Thompson. Notes: Geoff Woodcock and Matthew Smith were visiting lecturers; Steve Duck was first external examiner.

Bottom row of photo from left:

First graduating students: Dara O'Malley, Mike Speakman, Andrea Hession, Lyn Gornall, Astride Willan, Marion Birch, Margaret Lemaire.

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